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Alzheimer’s Society award for Upper Falls parish

Upper Falls Parish Church, Suffolk, Belfast, Diocese of Connor, has been awarded first place in the Alzheimer’s Society Awards in the small/medium dementia–friendly organisation of the year category.

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Disestablishment 150

Belfast launch of Irish Anglicanism, 1969–2019

Essays to mark the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland

A history of the Church of Ireland over the last fifty years was launched at Church of Ireland House, Belfast, on Tuesday evening (3rd December) by the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Porvoo Prayer Diary 2020 now available

The Porvoo Declaration commits the Churches which have signed it ‘to share a common life’ and ‘to pray for and with one another’. An important way of doing this is to pray through the year for the Porvoo Churches and their dioceses.

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Diocesan News

Prisoners unlock their talents to create Angel sculpture

One of the many striking exhibits in ‘Angels Among Us’ in Magheralin Parish Church is Peter’s Angel which was created by prisoners from HMP Maghaberry working with the Extern Works Light Engineering Programme.

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Diocesan News

Bishop Paul Colton Hosts dinner and training for school boards of management

New primary school boards of management took office on Sunday, 1st December 2019, for a four–year period and, on Tuesday, 3rd December, at an early opportunity, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, invited all the members of the boards for Church of Ireland primary schools in Cork, Cloyne and Ross to dinner at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Little Island.

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Diocesan News

25 years of sharing Christmas joy with others around the world

Drumkeeran Parish Hall in Clogher Diocese was recently bursting with the joys of Christmas as thousands of shoeboxes collected for this year’s Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child were prepared for loading onto a lorry to bring to needy children in foreign countries.

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Diocesan News

Graham Norton returns to Bandon Grammar School to launch a history of the school

On Monday, 25th November, Graham Norton, the internationally famous television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, author, and commentator, returned to his old school, Bandon Grammar School, County Cork.

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Board of Education (R.O.I.)

Boards of Education represented at International Association for Christian Education General Assembly

Dr Peter Hamill and Dr Ken Fennelly recently attended the General Assembly of the International Association for Christian Education in Vienna on behalf of the Boards of Education (Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland).

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Boards of Education represented at International Association for Christian Education General Assembly

Dr Peter Hamill and Dr Ken Fennelly recently attended the General Assembly of the International Association for Christian Education in Vienna on behalf of the Boards of Education (Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland).

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Disestablishment 150

The last pre–disestablished cleric of the Church of Ireland: William Somerville–Large

A special Archive of the Month focusing on the personal story of the last member of the clergy to be ordained before Disestablishment – the Revd William Somerville–Large (1847–1939) – has been commissioned by the RCB Library as a final contribution to the 150th anniversary for 2019.

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